Associate Scientist, Manufacturing Sciences - Scale Up Lab at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Description:

Associate Scientist, Manufacturing Sciences - Scale Up Lab

Are you ready to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you! At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.


As an Associate Scientist in our Manufacturing Sciences Scale Up Lab (SUL), you will be responsible for the production of cell culture and microbial materials for development, toxicology, and process scale-up studies in a non-GMP environment. This team works closely with process development scientists, process engineers, automation scientists, and the technical transfer group to demonstrate process scale up and technology capabilities.

Essential Skills/Experience:

• Successful candidate will have a bachelor's or master's degree in: Biology, Biochemistry, Bioprocess Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related life sciences field.

• 0+ years of experience

• Fundamental understanding of important quality attributes necessary for cell culture, fermentation, and purification

• Strong problem-solving, experimental design, organizational, presentation, and documentation skills

• Ability to work in a team environment or independently

• Requires periodic weekend work

Desirable Skills/Experience:

• Knowledge of engineering principles including mass transfer and application to bioprocessing

• Experience culturing CHO and HEK cell lines; purification techniques of monoclonal antibodies

• Fermentation experience, E. coli preferred

• Experience working with pilot scale bioprocessing equipment (>50L)

• Programming experience (, python, etc.)

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca's Biopharmaceuticals R&D division, we fuse science and data to develop bold solutions. We don't accept the status quo, digging deep to see what the data is telling us, using cutting-edge methodologies and models to drive scientific breakthroughs. Here you have to be dedicated to what you do. Working with unknowns doesn't faze us at all. We are courageous. We speak up, share opinions and make bold decisions that could change the course of patients' lives. We are always expanding our knowledge to get a broad perspective. It allows us to leverage and fuse our own skills with others to maximize impact.

Ready to make a profound impact with research that makes a clear and tangible difference? Apply now and join us in our mission to improve lives across the globe!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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